Sikka, who takes over from the current CEO and MD SD Shibulal on August 1, brings in his extensive experience in products at enterprise software giant SAP.

"Infosys is at the cusp of change...Infosys is all set to undergo a transformation shift in its DNA from a pure-play system integrator to a firm with increasing focus on software assets and intellectual property. Vishal has an important role to play," Greyhound Research CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia said.

He added that the industry is closely watching the next steps Infosys will take under his leadership.
Analysts, however, expect the revival to be gradual.

"(There is a) healthy deal pipeline and strong volume growth at the start of the year. Efforts to revive growth are taking place amid significant leadership changes, and hence we expect revival to be gradual," Motilal Oswal Securities IT Analyst Ashish Chopra said.

He added that the leadership change would be a positive signal for investors.

Infosys, which announced its financial results for the April-June 2014 quarter, saw profits growing 21.6 percent to Rs 2,886 crore, while revenues were up 13.3 percent to Rs 12,770 crore in the said period.

"The company posted better than expected numbers on the Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and net profit front," Angel Broking VP Research (IT) Sarabjit Kour Nangra said.

(Agencies)

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